National Heat Stroke Prevention Day Today

The Safe Kids Worldwide and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have designated today, July 31 as National Heat Stroke Prevention Day.

Your Quick Action Can Save a Young Life. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, A child dies from heatstroke about once every 10 days from being left alone in a hot vehicle. In fact, heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash vehicle fatality for kids 14 and younger. Children climb into unlocked cars to play, or are left alone in the car. These are tragedies that are 100 percent preventable.

**A Child’s body absorbs more heat on a hot day than an adult’s does. Look before you lock your car and make sure all kids are out of the vehicle.

**High body temperatures can cause a child permanent injury or even death.

**10 minutes is all it takes for a car to reach deadly temperatures with a child locked inside.

**Remember to NEVER leave your child alone in a car–even for a minute

**San Francisco State Univ sources say 52% of cases, a child was forgotten by the caregiver. “Look before you lock”

**Did you know, In more than 29% of cases, kids get into vehicle on their own

For more information on preventing heatstroke deaths of children in a hot vehicle, visit or for more information.

About Drew Dunn

News Director for KLVT AM 1230 in Levelland. We provide local and regional news updates 5 times a day on KLVT AM 1230 and online at
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